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John Allender's Gold Coin Detector, With Rare Three Dollar Insert. Fine. A pre-1854 model of John Allender's brass gold coin counterfeit detector, manufactured by I. Wilson, New London, Connecticut. The scale's beam contains circular slots for the five denominations of U.S. gold coins issued before the three dollar denomination was introduced in 1854. A very rare insert (intended to be placed inside the five dollar slot for use) is included to handle the new three dollar denomination, patent pending. Housed in the original oblong cardboard box, with internal instruction letter pasted to the bottom. A short descriptive note on a circular tag from Eric P. Newman, accompanies the lot. Approximate dimensions: 8.7 x 1.7 x 0.8 inches. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.HID05401242017

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